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Working In Finland

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Away off in Finland - and how very ar away it does seem - a woman is oing her best to elévate her felloweings. She ia a Miss Allie Trygg, and he Uves In the workingmen'a section f Helslngfors, where she has establshcd a people's kitchen and has innted a new fermented beverage conainlng a very minute per cent of alcoiol, In order t keep them from drinkng strong beer and brandy. But her fforts are not confined to the physical eeds of the laborer. She has seen the lalaces and buildings erected in Engand and America for the benefit of the workingmen and longed to found a simar institution in Finland. Undaunted y the pecuniary demands of the cheme, she vlsited the members of the ''inntsh Senate and induced them to make her a grant of 60,000 marks for jer purpose. A year from that time ie workingmen's home was ready for se. It contains, among other things, free readlng hall, with papers and erlodicals, a leading library, a large all, where the men can meet for Sunay and evenlng lectures and also can ractlce their music and gymnastics. here is also a kindergarten and nurery in the building. Miss Trygg makes er home in this palace of her own reation and is the soul of the whole ndertaklng.


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Ann Arbor Democrat